Chandigarh-1st Punjab Tourism Summit and Travel Mart 2023″ will open new avenue for tourism prospectus in the state, said Punjab Tourism and Culture Affairs Minister Ms. Anmol Gagan Maan.
She was addressing a press conference ahead of the inaugural “1st Punjab Tourism Summit and Travel Mart 2023” from September 11 to 13, 2023.
Addressing the media individuals right here at Punjab Bhawan, Ms. Anmol Gagan Maan mentioned that Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann’s dedication to the event of tourism within the state has paved the way in which for this grand summit as he had introduced this momentous occasion through the Progressive Punjab Investor Summit at ISB Mohali within the month of February.
Highlighting the importance of Punjab Tourism Summit in Boosting State’s Economy, Ms. Anmol Gagan Maan mentioned that the upcoming Punjab Tourism Summit will play a pivotal position in elevating the financial prospects of the state. She underscored the promising dedication of serious enterprise entities desirous to put money into Punjab’s burgeoning tourism sector.
“Tourism is not just an industry; it’s a window to our heritage and a testament to our hospitality, ” mentioned Ms. Anmol Gagan Maan, including that “Through the Punjab Tourism Summit, we are resolute in our mission to unveil the untapped treasures of Punjab to the world, showcasing our rich heritage and welcoming spirit.” She mentioned that the state of Punjab already occupies a particular place on the planet on the map of spiritual tourism, however the magnificence blessed by nature in Punjab is but to discover.
Emphasizing the federal government’s dedication to sustainable tourism practices, Ms. Maan revealed formidable plans to develop eco-tourism initiatives. “We are opening our rivers, dams, forests and mountains to vacationers whereas preserving and defending our pure magnificence, and this aligns with our dedication to eco-friendly tourism, selling accountable exploration of our magnificent landscapes, she added.
Highlighting the concrete steps taken in direction of this endeavour, Ms. Anmol Gagan Maan famous that numerous vacationer locations have been meticulously recognized and are being ready for guests. She mentioned that we’re dedicated to providing a holistic expertise to vacationers by enhancing infrastructure and companies at these locations.
She mentioned that main buyers will likely be actively taking part within the tourism summit. She expressed hope that these partnerships and their potential will drive the expansion of Punjab’s tourism sector.
She mentioned that the Punjab Tourism Summit and Travel Mart, which is scheduled to happen from eleventh to thirteenth September, 2023 on the Amity Campus of SAS Nagar Mohali, is poised to be a major gathering of tourism stakeholders and buyers from throughout the nation. This occasion will provide a novel platform to showcase the plentiful tourism potential that Punjab has to supply, she categorically added.
Minister Anmol Gagan Maan acknowledged, “We have extended invitations to tourism stakeholders and investors from all corners of India to participate in this summit. It will be a dynamic showcase of Punjab’s tourism opportunities.”
The Tourism and Culture Affairs Minister knowledgeable that the state authorities is in course of to launch a devoted cellular software, aiming at facilitating seamless communication between buyers and tour operators. She mentioned that this app will function a one-stop platform for these seeking to put money into our state’s tourism potential and for tour operators in search of to supply distinctive experiences to vacationers.
The summit will kick off on the eleventh of September, adopted by the Punjab Travel Mart from the eleventh to the thirteenth of September 2023. Apart from this, Familiarization (FAM) journeys are scheduled from the thirteenth of September 2023, encompassing Sri Amritsar Sahib, Sri Anandpur Sahib, Kapurthala and Pathankot.
Minister Anmol Gagan Maan additionally highlighted exceptional initiatives undertaken by the federal government to bolster tourism in Punjab, together with the sanctioning of tasks value Rs.91.55 Crores below the Heritage Circuit Theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme. An spectacular quantity of Rs. 67.00 Crores has already been launched for these tasks, anticipated to be accomplished by December 2023.
In a bid to streamline processes, Ms. Anmol Gagan Maan mentioned that the state authorities has launched on-line registration for 3 schemes reminiscent of Farm Stay, Bed and Breakfast Homestay and Tented Accommodation and Camping Sites, lowering compliance burdens for residents and companies. She mentioned that presently, 56 Farm House Properties, 84 Bed & Breakfast Units, and seven Tented Accommodation models have been registered with the division.
She mentioned that the federal government has already allotted assets for internet hosting numerous festivals and occasions, such because the sixth Military Literature Festival, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of District Faridkot and signing an MOU with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to advertise the state’s artwork and tradition.
Looking forward, Ms. Anmol Gagan Maan unveiled upcoming initiatives for 2023-24, together with a give attention to Border Tourism, the improve of the Anglo-Sikh War Museum, the enhancement of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Street and the launch of Wellness Tourism and Culture Policies